North Luangwa National Park, with an area of 4636 km2, is home to large herds of Buffalo and prides of Lion. Because of its remoteness, the park is relatively underexplored and it gives a whole new experience to walking safaris. North Luangwa was founded in 1972.
The park lies on the western bank of the Luangwa River. Safaris in North Luangwa are mainly guided walks or game drives with a trained scout. When you are on a safari in the wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, you are unlikely to meet another group on tour.
Walking Safaris gives you a full experience and enjoyment of the abundant Zambian wildlife! Major John Harvey and his wife Lorna started walking safaris in North Luangwa in 1984.
Walking Safaris are breathtakingly awesome as they allow you to experience the wildness of the game park on a personal level. Furthermore, there is simply no better way of viewing the untamed African wildlife!
The other large mammal which you definitely can’t miss is the Hippo. The Luangwa River and valley has quite a high concentration of hippos—about 50 per square Km. Other intriguing herbivores include the zebra, which occurs in herds of about a dozen.
The park has no permanent lodges and is not fully open to the public. But you can access it through one of the few licensed safari operators.
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